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the Library of Adelle Frank

Historical books from the personal library of Adelle Frank, a technology professional with degrees in religion and library science, as well as great enthusiasm for family history, community-building, Brethren studies, and free knowledge.

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Clergy 20
Liturgy 10
Worship 10
Ritual 9
Peace 6
War 5
Bible 3
China 2
India 2
Iowa 2
Music 2
Ohio 2
Art 1
Church 1
Dunker 1
Essays 1
Idaho 1
Job 1
Polity 1
Tunker 1
Women 1
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by Shultz, Lawrence W., 1890-1982
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A revised history of the people and locations for the Church of the Brethren in Indiana, based on Otho Winger's earlier work.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, History, Indiana, Genealogy,...
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by Winger, Otho, 1877-1946
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A Church of the Brethren history of local congregations and biographies of some key figures in Indiana (1917 edition).
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Genealogy, Indiana, Clergy,...
Source: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006028204
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by Ankrum, Freeman, 1890-1972
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Family history of the founder of the Brethren churches.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Alexander Mack, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Genealogy,...
Source: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005731564
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A Church of the Brethren history of local congregations and biographies of some key figures in the Southern District of Pennsylvania (1941 edition).
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, History, Pennsylvania,...
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A history of the Church of the Brethren in the middle district of Pennsylvania.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, History, Genealogy,...
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A Church of the Brethren history of local congregations and biographies of some key figures in Western Pennsylvania.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Genealogy, Clergy,...
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by Diehm, Edgar Graybill, 1891-1976
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Congregational histories and the history of district development of the northeastern Ohio Brethren. Also includes a number of biographies.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, History, Genealogy,...
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by Buckingham, Minnie Susan, 1893-1977
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History and biographies of the Church of the Brethren in Southern Illinois.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Genealogy, Illinois, Clergy,...
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History and biographies of the Church of the Brethren in Southern Ohio.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Genealogy, Ohio, Clergy,...
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by Young, Walter Milton, 1895-
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History of the Church of the Brethren in Michigan.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Genealogy, Biography,...
Source: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/003263693
History of the Dunker (German Baptist Brethren) church.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, History, Dunker, Dunkard,...
Source: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005972926
A collection of early 18th century primary source material, translated into English, that traces the start of the Schwarzenau Brethren. This volume was published for the two-hundred-fiftieth anniversary of their founding in 1708.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, History, Primary Sources, Research, Schwarzenau...
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by Miller, John Ezra, 1865-1947
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A history of the Church of the Brethren in northern Illinois and Wisconsin.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, History, Biography,...
A history of the Church of the Brethren in Southern Pennsylvania.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, History, Genealogy
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by Bittinger, Foster Melvin, 1901-1959
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History and biographies of the Church of the Brethren in the First District Of West Virginia.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Genealogy, West Virginia,...
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A history of the Church of the Brethren in the North Atlantic district.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, History, Genealogy
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Collected minutes of the district meetings of Southern California and Arizona, and a brief history of each congregation.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Genealogy, Clergy,...
Source: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005972927
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by Mow, Anetta Cordula, 1889-1987
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Celebrates the Church of the Brethren's 50 years of work in the Gujarati and Marathi regions of India. Arranged chronologically, starting with the original station founded at Bulsar in 1895.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, India, Missions,...
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An early attempt to collect the names of people involved in the Church of the Brethren.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Genealogy, Clergy,...
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by Boeckel, Florence Brewer, 1885-
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A survey of the scope and resources of the peace movement, the opportunities for participation in it, and of the number and complexity of the problems involved in establishing peace.
Topics: Peace, History, Handbooks
Source: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/003980867
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by Shultz, Lawrence W., 1890-1982
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The history of Camp Mack, a Church of the Brethren summer camp and year-round retreat center. Contains many photographs of campers, counselors and buildings.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Church camps, Religious...
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Certified transcription of death records for selected surnames, 1921-1938, from the Vital Records Division of the County Health Department (Whitley County, Indiana, United States), captured via digital camera August 2013 and cleaned up with Scan Tailor.
Topics: Genealogy, Frank Family, Hedges Family, Loe Family, Long Family, Meyer Family, Meyers Family, Nolt...
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A history of the Civilian Public Service program, administered by the Brethren Service Committee.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, History, War, Peace,...
Source: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006585238
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by Neher, Medford D., 1892-1984
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A brief history of the Church of the Brethren, as portrayed in twelve large mural paintings by Medford Neher, Brethren minister and artist.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, History, Art
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by Guetzkow, Harold Steere
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Based mainly on the experiment in voluntary starvation (by conscientious objectors) conducted at the Laboratory of physiological hygiene, University of Minnesota.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Starvation, History, War,...
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by Rodabaugh, Willis Perry, 1869-1918
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History and biographies of the Church of the Brethren in Southern Iowa.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Genealogy, Iowa, Clergy,...
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by Schwalm, Vernon Franklin, 1887-1972
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A biography of Otho Winger.
Topics: Church of the Brethren, Genealogy, Biography
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by Ramaker, Albert John, 1860-1946
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History of the German Baptists in North America.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, History, North America
Source: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009966992
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by Dove, Frederick Denton, 1895-1952
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A sociological study of the culture of the Church of the Brethren.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Sociology
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by Yoder, Charles Francis, 1873-1955
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An early and comprehensive study of the theology of the Progressive Brethren Church, including the ordinances.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, The Brethren Church, Theology, Doctrine, Progressive...
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by Bowman, Rufus David, 1899-1952
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A history of the Church of the Brethren and its stance on nonresistance and peace.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, History, War, Peace,...
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by Mallott, Floyd Elwood, 1897-1971
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Survey of the history of the Church of the Brethren, beginning with its origins in Schwarzenau, Germany. The appendices contain a very useful collection of primary source documents (including a list of passengers on the ship Allen).
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, History
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by Crumpacker, Franklin Henry, 1876-1951
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The work of the Church of the Brethren in China.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, China, Missions
A history of the Church of the Brethren in Florida and Georgia, between 1925 and 1950.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Genealogy, Biography,...
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by Moore, John Henry, 1846-1935
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Biographies and history from the Church of the Brethren.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Genealogy, Biography, History
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by Ankrum, Freeman, 1890-1972
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A non-comprehensive, human-interest approach to Brethren history, with something of a focus on events with Civil War settings.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Genealogy, Biography, History
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A survey of the Church of the Brethren's positions regarding war, the church's relationship to the state, the philosophical and Biblical basis for pacifism, and specific plans for a peace education program.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, History, War, Peace,...
Source: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001593740
A collection of pamphlets from the Church of the Brethren.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren
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by Winger, Otho, 1877-1946
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The history and theology of the Church of the Brethren.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Doctrine, Theology
Source: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005972933
A compilation of addresses, papers, statements, and messages associated with the celebration of the two-hundred-fiftieth anniversary of the Church of the Brethren
Topics: Church of the Brethren, History
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by Ziegler, Edward Krusen, 1903-
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Suggestions for worship in India's rural churches, with orders of service.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Liturgy, Worship, Clergy,...
Source: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009062738
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by Church of the Brethren
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1940 manual for ministers in the Church of the Brethren.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Controversial literature,...
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by Church of the Brethren
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Biographies of luminaries in the Church of the Brethren.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Genealogy, Biography, History
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by Church of the Brethren
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A guide to ritual and church organization among the Church of the Brethren (formerly the German Baptist Brethren). 1946 edition.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Handbooks, Clergy, Manuals,...
Source: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005775554
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Literary Interpretation of the books of Job and Song of Solomon from an early Church of the Brethren author.
Topics: Bible, Job, Song of Solomon, Criticism, Interpretation, German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau...
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by Mow, Anetta Cordula, 1889-1987
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A tribute to three missionaries from the Church of the Brethren, written after they were killed by a soldier in China.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, China, Missions,...
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by Mow, Anetta Cordula, 1889-1987
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A biography of Ida Cora Shumaker (1873-1946) of the Church of the Brethren.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Genealogy, Biography,...
Source: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005921860
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by Gillett, Charles E., 1857-1935
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Elder Gillett's autobiography as a non-salaried preacher on the frontier for the Dunkers (Brethren), including some of his sermons.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Genealogy, Clergy, History,...
Source: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005972925
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by Young, E. S. (Emanuel Sprankel), 1854-1923
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Bible study of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament intended for a correspondence course, and written by a prominent Brethren author.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Bible, Old Testament,...
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by Long, Inez (Goughour), 1917-2012
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Biographies of influential women in the Church of the Brethren.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Genealogy, Biography,...
Collection of all available minutes from the annual meetings or conferences of the Church of the Brethren (known until the 1880s as the German Baptist Brethren or Dunkers) from the earliest meeting in 1778 until 1909. The following years are missing from this collection: 1780, 1784, 1786, 1787, 1791, 1792, 1795, 1796, 1801, 1802, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1811, 1816, 1823, 1824, 1829.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, History, Genealogy, Primary...
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by Robinson, Paul Minnich, 1914-
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A collection of sermons by Church of the Brethren preachers.
Topics: Church of the Brethren, Sermons
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by Church of the Brethren
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Clergy handbook for the Church of the Brethren.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Ritual, Liturgy, Worship,...
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by Moore, John Henry, 1846-1935
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Church of the Brethren theology and practices based on the New Testament.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Doctrine, Theology, New...
Source: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008417202
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by Miller, John Ezra, 1865-1947
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History of the Church of the Brethren, written for young people.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Genealogy, Biography, History
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Minutes of the annual meetings of the Church of the Brethren, 1945-1954
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, History, Conferences
Source: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005972936
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by Church of the Brethren
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Clergy handbook for the Church of the Brethren.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Ritual, Liturgy, Worship,...
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by Kirkpatrick, Ellis Lore, 1884-
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A sociological study of the Church of the Brethren, with a focus on a particular rural congregation in Keokuk County, Iowa.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Genealogy, Clergy,...
Source: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001657205
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Certified transcription of death records for selected surnames, 1882-1920, from the Vital Records Division of the County Health Department (Whitley County, Indiana, United States), captured via digital camera August 2013 and cleaned up with Scan Tailor.
Topics: Genealogy, Friedline Family, Heady Family, Hedges Family, Loe Family, Long Family, Meyer Family,...
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by Rosenberger, Isaac J., 1842-1923
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A one-page Church of the Brethren pamphlet arguing against membership in secret societies.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, secret societies
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by Ziegler, Edward Krusen, 1903-
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Worship materials and programs collected from the rural areas of the world. A companion work to Ziegler's 1939 "A book of worship for village churches" and 1942 "Country altars".
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Liturgy, Worship, Music,...
Source: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006772726
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by Beahm, William McKinley, 1896-1964
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Theology from a Church of the Brethren perspective.
Topics: Church of the Brethren, Doctrine, Theology
Early doctrinal and theological work by the German Baptist Brethren church. At 404 pages, this earlier work has more detail than later, abridged editions with only 298 pages.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Controversial literature,...
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by Flory, John Samuel, 1866-1961
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A biography of 11 historical leaders in the Church of the Brethren, with a set of review questions at the end of each chapter.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Genealogy, Biography, History
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by Rosenberger, Isaac J., 1842-1923
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A Church of the Brethren pamphlet arguing that musical instruments should not be used in Christian worship.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Ritual, Liturgy, Worship,...
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by Quinter, James, 1816-1888
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A Church of the Brethren pamphlet arguing for trine immersion as the Biblical and historical method for baptism.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, baptism, trine immersion
A Church of the Brethren pamphlet arguing for trine immersion as the Biblical and historical method for baptism.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, baptism, trine immersion
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by Miller, Daniel Long, 1841-1921
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A pamphlet aimed at providing an accurate portrayal of the Brethren's history and faith, as well as their many distinctive practices.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, History, Ritual,...
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by Rosenberger, Isaac J., 1842-1923
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A Church of the Brethren pamphlet arguing against membership in secret societies.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, secret societies
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by Zeller, Harry Knode, 1915-1972
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Sermons by Harry Zeller about peace.
Topics: Church of the Brethren, Sermons, Peace, War
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Minutes of the annual conferences of the Church of the Brethren, 1923-1944
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, History, Conferences
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by Stover, Wilbur Brenner, 1866-1930
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A Church of the Brethren pamphlet about baptismal theology.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, baptism, Theology
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by Moomaw, Benjamin Franklin, 1814-1900
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A Church of the Brethren pamphlet about baptism.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, baptism
1925 version of the pastor's manual for the Church of the Brethren.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Controversial literature,...
A Church of the Brethren pamphlet arguing for trine immersion as the correct baptism mode.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren, Schwarzenau Brethren, Church of the Brethren, baptism, trine immersion